1. Seychelles


Seychelles easily scores at the top of my bucket list. This country lies about 1500km off the East African coast and is made up of numerous islands, making it an archipelago. With its beautiful sandy beaches, luxury resorts, and cultural melting pot, Seychelles is my traveller’s dream. I especially would like to eat ladob and shark chutney in a local Seychellois restaurant while getting to know more about the way of life in Seychelles.

2. Mauritius

Seven Coloured Earths, Chamarel, Mauritius

Another African island nation makes the top 5 of my bucket list. Mauritius boasts of colourful sands, roaring waterfalls, and colourful festivals to celebrate the people of Mauritius. Did you know that the dodo was discovered in Mauritius?

3. Jiuzhaigou Valley, China

Jiuzhaigou lake

I have wanted to visit Jiuzhaigou Valley in the Sichuan province in China ever since I found out about it last year. With its colourful lakes, multi-level waterfalls, and Tibetan villages, Jiuzhaigou offers both a holistic experience and a cultural experience.

4. Svarlbard, Norway

Boreal Aurealis (Northern Lights) in Svarlbard.

I live about a degree south of the Equator, and I have lived there for quite a while. Before that, I lived even closer to the equator. My point is that I’ve lived in tropical climate my whole life. The climate of Svarlbard is the opposite of that. Because it is between the mainland of Norway and the North Pole, Svalbard is pretty much freezing/near freezing all year round. This would be a drastic change from what I am used to, and I look forward to getting to experience it. Svarlbard is also home to glaciers, ice-covered fjords, reindeer and polar bears. It also has a killer view of the Northern Lights.

5. Capuchin Crypt, Italy

A section of the Capuchin Crypt, beneath the church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini, Rome.

We talk about skeletons in the closet, but have you ever heard of skeletons in the walls, literally? Welcome to the Capuchin Crypt, where the skeletal remains of 3700 monks, believed to be Capuchin friars, are incorporated into the design. The skeletal remains are all real. Now that’s something to see.



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